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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My 18 + year old cat suddenly has an issue walking was

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my 18 + year old cat suddenly has an issue walking was leaning against wall when I fed him this morning. He is old I realize, thirsty and has an appetite
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hello AJ,

I am am sorry Meeko has this trouble.

Bless you for taking such awesome care of him to get him to 18!

Leaning against the wall can indicate a visual issue or dizziness.

He may have an ear infection that is causing a vestibular problem.

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He could also have high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperthyroid, renal issues, or have injured himself.

Eating is a good sign that he is not feeling too bad.

However, if he gets any worse or stops eating it is best to have him seen.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** home ad he ate well again and he is resting. Will let you know if hegets worse
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

How is your boy today?

Please let me know.